(RNS) Happy Holy Week! Why is Good Friday “good,” and how did Jesus stretch 36 hours from the crucifixion to his resurrection into three days? And what’s up with the colored eggs? Let us ‘Splain.
Articles tagged “Good Friday”
NEW YORK (RNS) Good Friday has often been a day of dread and death for many Jews, but it doesn’t need to be that way.
(RNS) The Bible tells us little about Nicodemus. But Christians have found ways to dramatize his journey from skeptical Pharisee to the foot of the cross.
(RNS) Some Major League Baseball teams are opening their seasons on Friday, setting up a scheduling conflict with Jews observing Passover and Christians marking Good Friday. By Daniel Burke
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI has asked a couple who has been married for nearly 50 years to write the text of this year's traditional Via Crucis at the Colosseum on Good Friday. By Alessandro Speciale.
(RNS) Every Christian knows the story: Jesus was crucified on Good Friday and rose from the dead on Easter Sunday. But what did he do on Saturday? That question has spurred centuries of debate, perplexed theologians as learned as St. Augustine and prodded some Christians to advocate for amending an ancient creed. By Daniel Burke.